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SAA settles Comair dispute
SAA settles Comair dispute

South African Airways (SAA) has reached a settlement with Comair following a protracted legal battle, saying it paves the way for the airline to reach financial sustainability...

18 Feb 2019

Executive Chef Hanroe Erasmus
The Palace's rooftop garden boasts rare veggies

Given the glitz and extravagance of Sun City, the rooftop of The Palace hotel is an unlikely place of a veggie garden, but that's exactly what it is...

15 Feb 2019

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Africa's Travel Indaba 2019 dates brought forward

The 2019 Africa's Travel Indaba will take place from 2-4 May 2019 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban...

13 Feb 2019

Africa Trade Week 2019 set for Johannesburg in June
Africa Trade Week 2019 set for Johannesburg in June

Africa Trade Week will be held from 23 to 25 June 2019 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg...

28 Nov 2018

2018 Business Traveller Africa Award winners
2018 Business Traveller Africa Award winners

Honouring those brands that have provided superior South African business travel service, the 7th annual Business Traveller Africa Awards has announced its 2018 winners...

By Shan Radcliffe 9 Nov 2018

Home Affairs seeks legal advice to enforce Fireblade court order
Home Affairs seeks legal advice to enforce Fireblade court order

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says there is no policy framework that can enable the department to formalise an arrangement to enable Fireblade Aviation to have immigration services at the VVIP terminal at OR Tambo International Airport...

7 Nov 2018

WH Smith to buy airport retail chain InMotion for $198m
WH Smith to buy airport retail chain InMotion for $198m

UK books and stationery retailer WH Smith has announced plans to acquire InMotion, a US travel retailer, for $198 million. The transaction marks a significant step in WH Smith's international travel growth strategy...

31 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

How can we #MakeTravelMatter?
How can we #MakeTravelMatter?

How do we make travel matter? How can we positively affect the planet, wildlife and people that we interact with? This well worth considering as we recognise World Tourism Day...

By Brett Tollman 27 Sep 2018

A conscious conversation with Roberta Thatcher of La Mano and The Pantry Market
A conscious conversation with Roberta Thatcher of La Mano and The Pantry Market

The Pantry Market, offering ethically produced, sustainable products in a plastic-free zone, is the newest neighbour on the Keyes Art Mile, Rosebank's art and design district...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Jul 2018

Is Airbnb the antidote to overtourism?
Is Airbnb the antidote to overtourism?

Airbnb's Healthy Travel and Healthy Destinations report shows that its platform and community model helps fight mass tourism, promotes sustainable travel and is changing the economics of travel and tourism to the benefit of local families and communities...

31 May 2018

Followme2Africa launches programme for international travel agents to market KZN
Followme2Africa launches programme for international travel agents to market KZN

The aim of this annual gathering by Followme2Africa is to ensure that the agents are well informed about all the tourism offerings available in KwaZulu-Natal so that they can return to their countries and package the Zulu Kingdom as a premier destination...

29 May 2018

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#Indaba2018: Creating experiences online

While technology is disrupting the tourism industry, it is also bringing with it benefits to the industry and the end user. By 2030, 1.8 billion tourists will visit the continent. Africa can greatly benefit from technology to grow its share of the global tourism market...

By Danette Breitenbach 22 May 2018

What will it take for travel consultants to survive?
What will it take for travel consultants to survive?

They say that the universities and colleges of today are training people for careers that don't even exist. The question we should be asking in travel is: What are the skills that future travel professionals will need to do their jobs?

21 May 2018

The carbon footprint of tourism revealed (it's bigger than we thought)
The carbon footprint of tourism revealed (it's bigger than we thought)

The carbon footprint of tourism is about four times larger than previously thought, according to a world-first study published in Nature Climate Change...

By Arunima Malik & Ya-Yen Sun 15 May 2018

#Indaba2018: Amadeus, SA tourism industry enters into transformational collaboration
#Indaba2018: Amadeus, SA tourism industry enters into transformational collaboration

Amadeus IT Group - in a first-of-its-kind public-private collaboration - will develop a new National Tourism Visitor Information System as well as establish a Travel and Tourism Training Academy to accelerate skills development and create career opportunities for young South Africans in the industry...

11 May 2018

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TMCs: When global isn't truly global

If you're wanting to go global-first, your travel management company (TMC) is going to need to be truly global. The reality is that many TMCs, even those who claim to be, are not...

By Euan McNeil 11 May 2018

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#Indaba2018: Tourism's time in the spotlight

Indaba is a tourism trade B2B affair, but tourism in the African context is closely linked to infrastructural development within the individual countries that make up the continent...

By Danny Bryer 9 May 2018

Applications open for Fedhasa Cape's Youth Bursary programme
Applications open for Fedhasa Cape's Youth Bursary programme

Students studying towards a hospitality qualification are invited to apply for Fedhasa Cape's 2018 Youth Bursary programme...

8 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The rise of Nigeria - why we should be paying attention to this travel market
#AfricaMonth: The rise of Nigeria - why we should be paying attention to this travel market

There's an energy and dogged determination one feels when visiting Nigeria for the first time. It's that palpable can-do, roll-up-your-sleeves, hurry-up-and-wait atmosphere that is simply intoxicating...

By Natalia Rosa 8 May 2018

KZN, Durban open for business as it readies for Africa's #Indaba2018
KZN, Durban open for business as it readies for Africa's #Indaba2018

Underpinning Africa's Travel Indaba is tourism which energises economies and fuels the economic transformation of countries on the continent. Its benefits range from livelihoods improvement to export diversification...

7 May 2018

Government, Fedhasa address VAT increase concerns across SA hospitality industry
Government, Fedhasa address VAT increase concerns across SA hospitality industry

Fedhasa has been involved in on-going engagements with the government to not only deal with the VAT issue but also the impact of the recently introduced Sugar Tax and rising inflation...

2 May 2018

Reduced development pipeline, strong demand expected to improve hotel performance in East Africa
Reduced development pipeline, strong demand expected to improve hotel performance in East Africa

The impact of the elevated supply growth across the region will likely continue to be felt in 2018, but strong demand fundamentals will improve hotel performance thereafter...

24 Apr 2018

#WTMA18: How small travel and tourism companies can market themselves effectively
#WTMA18: How small travel and tourism companies can market themselves effectively

Day one of WTM Africa 2018 saw Big Ambitions director of promotions, Natalia Rosa, share her insights into marketing for small tourism and travel companies...

By Robin Fredericks 24 Apr 2018

World Travel & Tourism Council via  - Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom at the World Travel and Tourism Council's Global Summit in Buenos Aires.
G20 forum commits to strengthening tourism industry capacity to generate jobs

To promote entrepreneurship in tourism, especially for women and the youth, Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom and his G20 counterparts have committed their countries to create more jobs around the world...

23 Apr 2018

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#WTMA18: A wrap on three days of travel trade success

With travel trade from all over the world in attendance, a 6% increase in pre-scheduled appointments and marked growth in exhibitors, WTM Africa 2018 closed its doors to its most successful exhibition to date...

23 Apr 2018

Exhibitors lines up to meet with Buyers from all over the world for a Speed Networking session today. (Image Supplied)
#WTMA18: Day two tourism business highlights

"It's always fantastic to see how WTM Africa allows attendees the platform to write productive business and make genuine connections that will indeed further tourism."

20 Apr 2018

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#WTMA18: First day highlights from meetings, networking and events

Travel trade show World Travel Market Africa 2018 opened its doors at the CTICC in Cape Town on 18 April 2018 - welcoming a host of travel professionals eager to meet, network and consolidate business...

19 Apr 2018

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Western Cape economy, communities benefit from R5bn Airbnb boost

New data released by Airbnb, which looks at host earning and guest spending, shows the home sharing company has had a positive impact on the growth of guests and on local families, communities and businesses...

12 Apr 2018

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